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clouded monitor lizard

Varanus nebulosus

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clouded monitor lizard
Varanus nebulosus Clouded Monitor - Varanus nebulosus


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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Pulau Tioman has two species of monitor lizard according to the "Checklist of the Herpetofauna of the Seribuat Archipelago" http://www.aseanbiodiversity.info/Abstra... , the Asian water monitor, Varanus salvator and V. nebulosus, the clouded monitor lizard. They can instantly be told apart by the position of the nostrils in V. nebulosus which lie mid-way between the eye and snout.However in this spotting the nostril is obscured. Images of the juveniles of the species more closely resemble V. nebulosus, the clouded monitor lizard. e.g. http://www.photomalaysia.com/forums/show... (4th photo).

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Yes Pulau Tioman is known for its monitor lizards...

zarapito
zarapito 9 years ago

I thought it was another lizard not a monitor one but you´ll be right

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

it's a juvenile monitor lizard (Varanus sp.) maybe V. bengalensis or V. salvator

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Spotted on Apr 12, 2012
Submitted on Apr 24, 2012

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